Local pet food drive aims to keep furry friends home

A pet food drive organized by Humana raised donations to help low-income adults over 60 keep their furry friends.

During a time of record high food and gas prices, feeding your four-legged friend can, unfortunately, go low on the shopping list.

To help combat this, Humana and Shaw organized a fundraiser for food and pet litter donations for the Furry Friends Food Bank.

The Furry Friends Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in eastern Maine whose primary goal is to keep seniors and pets together.

They accomplish this by providing monthly pet food donations to low-income adults over the age of 60.

More than 350 people are helped by donations, and the Furry Friends Food Bank distributes approximately 13,000 pounds of pet food and litter each month.

“Right now with the rising cost of gas and heating, it’s really important to help people out by giving them extra pet food so they can offset the other costs they’re having while by feeding their pets and keeping them at home. said nutrition manager Kelly Adams.

The Furry Friends Food Bank needs wet and dry dog ​​food, wet and dry cat food, and cat litter.

Their next drive will be at Moe’s Original Barbecue in Bangor on Tuesday May 24th.